Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 68
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

grouting rough slate tiles


I'm about to grout my kitchen.

Any tips on how to get all of the grout out of those ridges on rough slate tiles?

I tried a grout bag my last project and it wouldn't flow for me so I threw it away and went back to the old "smear and spread" method. I find that I can't get it as clean as I want it. Those ridges just collect the grout and are impossible to clean !!!! Does grout release even work for this problem?

the carpenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,169
Rewards Points: 16
Default

grouting rough slate tiles


Sealer will help. All stone tile should be sealed first anyway.
Grout release will also help.
When grouting go slow and use a toothbrush as you clean up. I have never had a slate floor I couldn't get clean.

A grout bag has a slight learning-curve but it is easy. The grout must be a mixed slightly thinner than usual to keep it from coagulating in the narrows of the bag too soon.

Using a good (new) grout float is a key factor also. Try the gummed-rubber grout float.

__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-tiling a bathtub surround BillyB44 Remodeling 39 01-24-2011 06:10 PM
6"x6" porcelain tiles?????? Quickdraw Flooring 15 12-04-2009 06:29 AM
Removing cured grout from surface of slate tiles Mikedks Flooring 5 09-28-2009 12:38 PM
how to remove mortar glue residue on slate tiles aggiejess7 Flooring 5 05-13-2009 04:00 PM
Slate tiles on floor and walls Mr Chips Flooring 8 04-09-2008 06:49 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.